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Main activities of the European institutions

Thursday 11 April

  • EU Council. Eurogroup (Luxembourg). *Regular format: - Preparation for international meetings: exchange rate and inflation trends. - Competitiveness of the euro area: trade performance and risks of trade fragmentation. - Any other business. *Inclusive format: - Digital Euro: state of play in the context of the digital currencies of central banks worldwide.
  • EU Council. Informal meeting of telecommunications ministers (Louvain-la-Neuve - Belgium - to 12/04)(see EUROPE 13389/27, 13390/2). - Future of telecommunications: responsibility of online users, economic security and recent white paper on Europe’s digital infrastructure needs.
  • EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): - ‘Justice/Home Affairs’ Advisers. - Military Committee Working Group (EUMCWG). - Trade Policy Committee (Substitute Members). - Working Party on the United Kingdom.
  • European Parliament. Plenary session (Brussels). Agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/bmp
  • European Central Bank. Monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council (Frankfurt) (see EUROPE 13389/4).
  • Court of Justice of the EU (Luxembourg). #Findings: - C-768/21 (Land Hessen – Obligation of the data protection authority to act - can a person who has suffered a personal data breach expressly require the supervisory authority to impose a specified measure, such as an administrative fine, on the controller)?. - C-600/22 P (Puigdemont i Casamajó and Comín i Oliveres v Parliament - Can a Member State suspend the prerogatives attaching to the office of Member of the European Parliament?).

Friday 12 April

  • EU Council. ‘Economic and Financial Affairs’ Council (Luxembourg)(see EUROPE 13389/3, 13390/8, 13390/9, 13390/10). - Recovery and Resilience Facility: exchange of views and adoption of conclusions on the implementation of the RRF. - War in Ukraine: assessment of the economic and financial repercussions of the war. - G20: approval of the EU mandate for the G20 Finance meeting (18/04); approval of an EU statement for the International Monetary and Financial Committee.
  • EU Council. Informal meeting of telecommunications ministers (Louvain-la-Neuve - Belgium)(see EUROPE 13389/27, 13390/2). See 11/04.
  • EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): - Coreper I. - Tax Advisers/Attachés. - ‘Justice/Home Affairs’ Advisers. - Military Committee Working Group (EUMCWG).

Monday 15 April

  • EU Council. Informal meeting of energy ministers (Brussels – and 16/04) (see EUROPE 13390A3). – Progress on sustainable energy infrastructure: – coordinated network planning; – financing and reducing the risks associated with infrastructure investments. – Working lunch: resilience of critical energy infrastructures. - Solar Energy Charter: presentation of the Charter.
  • EU Council. High-level ministerial conference on the future of social policies (La Hulpe - Belgium - and 16/04) (see EUROPE 13390/13). Approval of an inter-institutional declaration ('Declaration of La Hulpe') on the future social agenda of the European Union. Agenda : https://aeur.eu/f/br7
  • EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): – Coreper II. – Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA). – Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (Civcom). – Military Committee Working Group (EUMCWG). – Headline Goal Task Force (HTF).
  • European Parliament. Committee activities (Brussels): – AGRI: exchanges of views with the Commission on the situation of agricultural markets, rules on the dealcoholisation of wines, the situation of organic farming and with EASA on the protection of animals during transport (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/bqr ).

Tuesday 16 April

  • EU Council. Extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council. - International news: Situation in the Middle East after Iran's attack on Israel.
  • EU Council. Informal Meeting of energy ministers (Brussels) (see EUROPE 13390/3). – Progress on sustainable energy infrastructure: – Increase and acceleration of energy infrastructure: exchange of views with Commission Executive Vice-President Maros Šefčovič on accelerating permitting and supply chains for project development.
  • EU Council. High-level ministerial conference on the future of social policies (La Hulpe - Belgium - and 16/04) (see EUROPE 13390/13). See 15/04.
  • EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): – Military Committee Working Group (EUMCWG). – Political and Security Committee (PSC). – Antici Group. -Martens Group. – Working Party on the United Kingdom. – ‘Justice Home Affairs’ Advisers. – Committee on Trade Policy (Generalised Scheme of Preferences).
  • European Parliament. Committee activities (Brussels): – AFET: exchange of views with Mr Milojko Spajić, Prime Minister of Montenegro (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/bqs ).

Wednesday 17 April

  • European Council. Extraordinary meeting of the heads of state or government (Brussels – and 18/04). – New Pact for European Competitiveness. – Relations with Turkey.
  • EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): Coreper II. – EU Military Committee (EUMC).
  • Committee of the Regions. 16th Plenary Session (Brussels - and 18/04). Agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/bqw
  • European Court of Auditors (Luxembourg). Publication of a special report on lobbying lawmakers.
  • General Court of the EU (Luxembourg). #Judgments: – T-255/23 (Escobar/EUIPO – Pablo Escobar – in refusing to register the trademark Pablo Escobar after considering that it was contrary to public policy and morality, did the EUIPO derogate from the general principle of the right to be presumed innocent in relation to the famous drug trafficker?)

Thursday 18 April

  • European Council. Extraordinary meeting of the heads of state or government (Brussels). See 17/04.
  • EU Council. Informal meeting of consumer protection ministers (Brussels – and 19/04). – Second-hand vehicles: presentation of the Belgian information-sharing system (Car-Pass). – Sustainable e-commerce: environmental problems caused by the increase in the number of delivery vehicles (fragmentation of deliveries, under-utilisation of vehicles, missed deliveries and returns). – Impact on use of AI: influence on purchases of the use of algorithms by online sales platforms, personalisation of prices, dark patterns. – Financial services: accessibility of essential financial services at affordable prices in the context of their digitalisation; payment methods (cash and digital euro). – Influencer marketing: lack of transparency, unclear or misleading consumer information, targeting of minors. – Consumer protection cooperation: shortcomings in the application of the CPC Regulation enabling national authorities to jointly investigate breaches of consumer law and take coordinated action against widespread infringements.
  • EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): – Military Committee Working Group (EUMCWG). – Headline Goal Task Force (HTF).
  • European Parliament. Committee activities (Brussels): – ECON: ordinary meeting. – TRAN: ordinary meeting. – LIBE-IMCO: joint meeting. – ENVI: extraordinary meeting. – FEMM: ordinary meeting.
  • Committee of the Regions. 16th Plenary Session (Brussels). Agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/bqw
  • Court of Justice of the EU (Luxembourg). #Judgments: – C-605/21(Heureka Group – Online price comparison: can national legislation provide that a limitation period applicable to actions for damages for infringements of competition law starts to run before the end of the infringement?).

Friday 19 April

  • EU Council. Informal meeting of consumer protection ministers (Brussels).
  • EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): Coreper I. – Trade Policy Committee (Experts – services and investment). – ‘Justice/Home Affairs’ Advisers.